Random Thought Tuesday, Nov 10

So I’ve been thinking…

Realised on Friday while stepping out of the front door that about 85% of what I wore that day had been bought in the men’s section. So… does this make me a drag king? In training, at least?

What y’all think?

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3 thoughts on “Random Thought Tuesday, Nov 10

  1. A hundred years ago, society would have said yes! But now … I wonder why it’s not considered transgressive for women to wear men’s clothes, but for men to wear women’s clothes, it’s a ‘thing’. Weird that.

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    • Because society thinks feminine traits are degrading, and it’s double degrading in a man is why. However, masculine traits in women are only seen as not transgressive and tolerated as long it doesn’t compromise our femininity, because of course a woman who’s not inherently feminine is just plain wrong. As long as we don’t do it everyday and as long as we still look agreeable to the male gaze and look undeniably female it’s okay, though. If we don’t, there’s hell to pay. Ask any butch lesbian and non-binary identifying person about the comments they’ve gotten in their lifetimes if you want proof.

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      • Yes, the human brain needs to be able to identify which gender a person is, or it flails around confused. It’s something I was trying to explain to my son (aged 11)- that gender isn’t necessarily just a stark choice between male and female. Though I think extroverts get hassle whether they’re male or female. Most people love conformity and like to see it in others

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